The Ministry of Defense announced strikes on airfields in Poltava and Dnepropetrovsk

Russian Ministry of Defense: Ukrainian military airfields in Poltava and Dnepropetrovsk were disabled High-precision weapons destroyed storage facilities with gasoline and diesel fuel at the Kremenchug Oil Refinery, from where Ukrainian troops were supplied

Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation

Military airfields in cities Poltava and Dnepropetrovsk (renamed Dnipro in 2016. — RBC) in Ukraine were disabled by high-precision air-launched missiles. This is reported by the Russian Ministry of Defense.

At the request of Roskomnadzor, RBC provides data on the details of the military operation in Ukraine based on information from Russian official sources.

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In addition, Russian air defense systems shot down two Ukrainian Mi-24 helicopters near the city of Sumy (the administrative center of the Sumy region bordering Russia) and the village of Urozhaynoye (the Ministry of Defense did not specify in which region, in Ukraine there are several villages and towns with that name). Russian forces also destroyed 24 Ukrainian drones.

“During the night, operational-tactical aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces and missile forces hit 67 military facilities of Ukraine,” — added in the ministry, specifying that we are talking about two command posts, two warehouses, nine field artillery pieces and mortars, as well as 54 areas of concentration of military equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

On the morning of April 2, there were depots with gasoline and diesel fuel of the Kremenchug oil refinery (in the city of Kremenchug, Poltava region), from where Ukrainian troops were supplied in the central and eastern regions of the country, were destroyed.

DPR troops have occupied most of Novobakhmutovka (a village in the Yasinovatsky district of the Donetsk region) and are fighting with the retreating units of the Ukrainian 25th separate airborne brigade.

In total, since the beginning of Russia's special military operation in Ukraine, Russian forces have destroyed:

  • 124 aircraft and 84 helicopters;
  • 381 unmanned aerial vehicles;
  • 1,882 tanks and other armored combat vehicles;
  • 203 rocket launchers salvo fire;
  • 786 field artillery pieces and mortars.

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the start of a military operation in Ukraine on February 24. According to him, the goals of the special operation are to protect the population of Donbass, as well as the “demilitarization” of and “denazification” Ukraine.

The Ministry of Defense stated that the Russian forces strike only at military targets. The head of the department, Sergei Shoigu, said that the operation would continue until the tasks were achieved.

Ukraine, in response to the special operation, severed diplomatic relations with Russia, declared martial law and general mobilization.

From the end of February, Moscow and Kyiv are negotiating a settlement. After the meeting of the parties in Istanbul on March 29, a member of the Russian delegation, Deputy Minister of Defense of Russia Alexander Fomin announced the decision to reduce military activity in the Kiev and Chernigov directions due to the fact that “negotiations with Ukraine are moving into a practical plane.”

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